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16 of Our Coziest Dinners to Roast, Bake, or Simmer Tonight

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While the temperature continues to yo-yo between 25 and 65 degrees here in New York, I still find myself pulled to decidedly wintry dishes. I’m not ready to give up slow-roasted squash, pork chops smothered in gravy, or cheesy pasta bakes. I need the comfort of simmering pots of gumbo and bubbling cassoulet. So what if I’m wearing a T-shirt in the middle of February? Here, I’ve gathered the coziest dishes I’m itching to roast, bake, and simmer. My oven doesn’t have to know it’s warm outside.

Warm & Roast-y Meals

Roasted Yam & Collard Green Enchiladas
Roasted Yam & Collard Green Enchiladas
Sally Schneider's Slow-Roasted Salmon (or Other Fish)
Sally Schneider's Slow-Roasted Salmon (or Other Fish)
Slow Roasted Tomatoes and Farro for Winter

Slow Roasted Tomatoes and Farro for Winter by Nicholas Day

30-Minute Roast Chicken

30-Minute Roast Chicken by Emma Laperruque

Roasted Sweet Potato, Chickpea, and Kale Sheet Pan Salad
Roasted Sweet Potato, Chickpea, and Kale Sheet Pan Salad

For Goodness Bake

Spanish Baked Rice with Chorizo and Chickpeas
Spanish Baked Rice with Chorizo and Chickpeas
Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Bake

Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Bake by Gena Hamshaw

Tots & Cheese

Tots & Cheese by Emma Laperruque

Baked Pasta with Chicken Sausage

Baked Pasta with Chicken Sausage by Merrill Stubbs

Baked Kubbeh Pie

Baked Kubbeh Pie by Reem Kassis

Simmer Down with dinner

Smothered Pork Chops
Smothered Pork Chops
Vegan Gumbo with Beans and Greens
Vegan Gumbo with Beans and Greens
Anna Jones' Favorite Lentils with Roasted Tomatoes & Horseradish

Anna Jones' Favorite Lentils with Roasted Tomatoes & Hors... by Genius Recipes

Tunisian Lamb Stew (Koucha)

Tunisian Lamb Stew (Koucha) by Ishay Govender-Ypma

Coconut Water–Braised Pork Belly (Thit Kho Tàu)
Coconut Water–Braised Pork Belly (Thit Kho Tàu)
 Spring Vegetarian Cassoulet
Spring Vegetarian Cassoulet

Are you still cooking winter dishes? What's on your menu?

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Tags: Weeknight Cooking, Winter, Braise, Roast, Meal Plan